Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 234155
Redundant selinux functionality
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:00 EST
We noticed that we have 3 selinux tools in the system > administration menu
Firewall and SELinux
The SELinux functionality in system-config-securitylevel is very limited
and totally redundant with what SELinux Management offers, so we think it
Would be to remove the SELinux aspects from s-c-s and make it just a firewall
configuration tool. The menu entry would then just be "Firewall"
Fedora 7 test bugs should be filed against "devel", not against test1/2/3. This
isn't obvious, I know. Moving this report so it isn't lost.
This is a bulk message -- I apologize if this was actually meant to be targeted
against a different release. If so, please fix or let me know. Thanks.
system-config-selinux is not available as a bugzilla component so I am adding a
comment here as the original report is also closely UI related. Hope that's ok.
Running system-config-selinux shows the title as "system-config-selinux.py"
instead of something that matches the menu entry like "SELinux Administration"
or atleast "system-config-selinux".
Fixed title in policycoreutils-2.0.14-2
The only SELinux functionality left in securitylevel is for turning on or off
There will be a new configuration tool for the firewall soon:
Please have a look at: http://people.redhat.com/twoerner/system-config/
The only reason there is any SELinux in the old tool at all at this time was for
firstboot. So as long as firstboot has a way to disable,permissive,enforcing
SELinux then this is ok.
I'm looking at removing this panel from firstboot. Ideally, we'd like people to
have SELinux enabled and enforcing by default. Right now, the screen in SELinux
doesn't make sense to a lot of people and advertises a way for people to easily
just turn off a main part of the security features of their system.
Fixed in system-config-firewall, which replaces system-config-securitylevel.